This past weekend we celebrated Daniel’s 8th birthday. He had been looking forward to it all summer, always double checking to make sure Caleb would be able to come home for his party. Caleb was a little late, but he made it.
He asked for homemade calzone for his birthday dinner with corn on the side. I asked if he wanted green beans too and at first he said no, but then he said I could fix green beans if other people wanted them. For a little guy, he’s really good at thinking about what others want or need.
While we were waiting for Caleb and I was cleaning up the kitchen, the kids decided to play Settlers of Catan. I managed to take a picture before male competitiveness caused the game to end prematurely. . .a downside of life with boys.
For the first time Daniel was able to read his own birthday cards, although the cursive signatures were a bit of a problem. Still, he was pleased with himself.
Some of his older siblings wrapped up outgrown treasures for him; he also received new clothes, toys, and spending money.